Does an alternate juror’s presence in the jury room during deliberations result in improper communications and juror misconduct?

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Does an alternate juror’s presence in the jury room during deliberations result in improper communications and juror misconduct? You may be surprised.

Watch SM JUROR’s video analysis of the juror misconduct issues in Martz v. State, No. 13-17-00382-CR, 2018 WL 3655437 (Tex. App. Aug. 2, 2018). Issues involve alternate jurors in the jury room during deliberations, improper communications, burden of proof, waiver or forfeit of issue and less drastic remedies.

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